Despite restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, Trey Songz performed at a Columbus, Ohio nightclub filled with 500 people over the weekend.
Now the Aftermath Venue club has been ordered to immediately shut down for violating state health orders.
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Local television station WCMH in Columbus reported Tuesday that City Attorney Zach Klein secured a temporary order demanding the club cease operations.
“Last weekend’s indoor concert at Aftermath was in blatant disregard of COVID-19 health orders and social distancing best practices,” Klein said. “We are in the middle of a surge in coronavirus infections, yet the owners of Aftermath planned to continue hosting large-scale events at their venue, including this upcoming weekend. In the interest of community health, we secured an immediate shutdown of this property.”
Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited the club Saturday night for allowing concertgoers inside the venue to stand less than six feet apart, and share alcohol, without masks.
Social media users ripped Trey Songz, with some bashing the “Mr. Steal Your Girl” singer for ignoring the pandemic.
@CHEK_ tweeted: “Trey Songz is dumb for hosting an INDOOR concert.”
Others called out the fans who decided to attend the gathering. @Suave_gent wrote: “Ppl mad at Trey Songz and rightfully so, but no one forced those ppl to go to that show.”
Another person wondered if the chart-topping singer was going to pay for the medical bills if any COVID-19 cases stemmed from the concert.
Twitter user @geekflossy wrote: “really @TreySongz wtf is wrong with you? People are still dying!!! Are you gonna pay their medical bills when they test positive?”
The club is expected to be closed until further court orders are issued, which could come by Dec. 17 according to Klein.